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Towards the development of a GHG emissions baseline for the AFOLU sector in South Africa

Towards the development of a GHG emissions baseline for the AFOLU sector in South Africa

 


The purpose of this report is to provide the first emissions baseline for the AFOLU sector in South Africa. Due to the complexity of the AFOLU sector, the agriculture and land sub-sector baselines were developed separately but reported as one combined baseline. 

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 CITES CoP17 website

CITES CoP17 website

 

South Africa is a highly appropriate location for the CITES CoP17 given the frontline wildlife challenges and opportunities being tackled on the continent. From 24 September - 5 October 2016, Johannesburg will host the seventeenth conference of the parties to CITES. Follow the link to visit the new CITES CoP17 website: www.citescop17jhb.co.za.

Women in Environment conference 2016

Women in Environment conference 2016

 


The Women in Environment Conference 2016 is aimed mainly to be a platform for the formal launching of the Strategy toward Gender Mainstreaming in the Environment Sector 2016 – 2021 and Action Plan. It aims to raise awareness about newly approved sector gender strategy... 

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Invitation for expression of interest: Serve as member of technical task team

Invitation for expression of interest: Serve as member of technical task team


 

Invitation for expression of interest to serve in the technical task team for the amendment of Chapter 6 of the NEMBA, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004). You are invited to submit your expression of interest to serve on the proposed technical task team, which will serve an advisory function to DEA in the amendment of Chapter 6 of NEMBA.

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Notice to the Paper and Packaging; Electrical and Electronic Equipment; and Lighting Industries

Notice to the Paper and Packaging; Electrical and Electronic Equipment; and Lighting Industries


 

Minister Edna Molewa has published a notice to the Paper and Packaging; Electrical and Electronic Equipment; and Lighting Industries to prepare and submit Waste Management Plans for approval under sections 28(1) and 28(5) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act no.59 of 2008), in Government Gazette no: 40207.

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Women's Month 2016

Women's Month 2016

 

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women’s month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women’s Day.

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National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs, working together with the provincial nature conservation authorities has begun a process of registering all breeders who breed Appendix I species for international trade purposes.

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EMI School Art competition Winners

EMI School Art competition Winners


The competition entitled “The Future in Our Hands:  Helping the Green Scorpions Protect Our Planet” aimed at increasing collaboration between the DEA’s Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI), commonly known as the Green Scorpions. The schools art competition focused on three categories: Green (biodiversity/conservation), Blue (oceans/coast) and Brown (pollution/ waste) issues.

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25 August 2016 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, has officially launched the Strategy toward Gender Mainstreaming in the Environment Sector 2016 - 2021 at the seventh Women in Environment Conference in Kimberly today 25 August 2016. This Strategy serves as a tool to enhance compliance with national gender priorities. 


23 August 2016 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, will open the seventh Women in Environment Conference to be convened under the theme, “Gender Mainstreaming in the Environment Sector” in Kimberley on Thursday 25 August 2016. The Conference aims to ensure that initiatives in the environmental sector. 


18 August 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa has published a notice to the Paper and Packaging; Electrical and Electronic Equipment; and Lighting Industries to prepare and submit Waste Management Plans for approval under sections 28(1) and 28(5) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act no.59 of 2008), in Government Gazette no: 40207.


01 August 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, supports the Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign launched by the Department of Trade and Industry on 27 July 2016. The Campaign is aimed at raising levels of awareness about illegal manufacturing and distribution of unsafe paraffin products, such as sub-standard paraffin stoves. “The Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign is an indication of the commitment by government to ensure that particularly disadvantaged communities are safer.


31 July 2016 - On the occasion of the World Ranger Day today, 31 July 2016, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has paid homage to game rangers who have dedicated their lives to working to protect South Africa’s wildlife and natural heritage.